Wake up when it's dark outside,
Making small talk with the sky again
Catch a snowflake on my tongue,
Make a wish that daylight comes again

Poke my nose out through the blinds,
Hope to God it sticks this time
Daylight breaks and sun comes up,
Watch as our white Christmas turns to mush
Mush, mush

Baby with the snow outside
It's just you and me and no one else
Talk about the years gone by
Ain't it such a shame how time flies

This city's a mess,
The city's a mess,
The city's a mess

This city's a mess,
The city's a mess,
The city's a mess

This city's a mess,
The city's a mess,
The city's a mess

This city's a mess,
The city's a mess,
The city's a mess


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    General Commentuntrue mattyboy!
    i know who they are and love them.
    and personally, i like that not a lot of people know about said the whale.
    it makes them more special.

    btw, canadian indie completely owns american indie.
    i'd move to canada based solely on that.
    CurtneyIsASuperher0on November 26, 2008   Link
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    General Commentawesome indy song. and of course noone here has ever heard of it becuase they only listen to the sell-out trash on the radio.
    mattyboy9on June 10, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningTo really get the song, you have to recall December 2008, Vancouver (Said The Whale's hometown) and the dump of snow we had at christmas. You have to be a Vancouverite to know how bad of a mess we get with snow, cause we have not a great snow removal force, and of course snow is so rare in Van that no one knows how to drive, so- we had a mess. ("watch as our White Christmas turns to mush....) when it all melts, you have worse accidents as it then freezes to a skating rink consistency.
    The line about how time flies has a personal meaning for me.
    Don't it, though?!

    p.s. Hear their song "Cammillo The Magician"!
    rogsavoieon October 10, 2009   Link

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